Griffith served as the head coach at Georgia from 1961-1963, amassing a 10-16-4 record leading the Bulldogs.
Griffith’s coaching career began at the junior college level at South Georgia College. In his four years at South Georgia, he went 32-6 and took his team to four bowl appearances.
In 1956, Griffith was hired as an assistant at Georgia under head coach Wally Butts. After five seasons as an assistant, Griffith replaced Butts as head coach in 1961. Though he struggled leading the Bulldogs, Griffith did win two big games, upsetting Auburn in 1962 and beating heavily-favored Miami in 1963.
After being fired at Georgia, Griffith coached at Georgia Tech under Bobby Dodd.